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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Laptop

MSRP 1399 USDNEX score 86%

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Product Overview

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano is a new addition to Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 series and the lightest ThinkPad ever at just under 2 lbs (907g) without sacrificing performance, thanks to the 11th-gen Intel Core processors on the Intel Evo platform.
The virtually-bezel-less 13-inch 2K display, four speakers, and four 360-degree microphones attest to the multimedia credential of the X1 Nano. The ultra-light, ultra-slim laptop also supports WiFi 6 and 5G (optional) for the latest high-performance wireless connectivity options.
Thanks to the latest Intel processor, the X1 Nano also supports Thunderbolt 4 for fast, single cable connection to power, monitors, storage and many other external devices.
It is also the first ThinkPad to feature an updated suite of AI and biometric ThinkShield security features, including new voice recognition and human presence detection that enable zero touch login and device lock when the user walks away to the familiar Match on Chip Fingerprint Reader.
In the same generation of ThinkPad X1-series lineup, Lenovo also markets the X1 Extreme Gen 3, X1 Carbon Gen 8, the 2-in-1 X1 Yoga Gen 5, and the foldable X1 Fold.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Lightweight and light for a ThinkPad
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 86% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great screen
  • Excellent productivity performance
  • Great keyboard
  • Solid performance
Cons
  • Poor webcam
  • Lackluster speakers
  • Limited port selection
  • Lackluster performance
  • No maintenance options
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Specifications

Variants:
Non-touch
Touch

Construction

Battery | Capacity
48 Wh
Camera | Front
HD + IR camera with ThinkShutter
Colors
Black with optional Carbon Fiber Weave Top Cover
Microphone
4x 360-degree Microphones

Dimensions

Size | Depth
207.7 mm
Non-touchSize | Height
13.87 mm
TouchSize | Height
14.27 mm
Size | Width
292.8 mm
Weight
907 g

Display

Aspect Ratio
16:10
Brightness
450 nits
Display Diagonal
13 inch
Display Type
IPS glossy (touch) or matte
Gamut
100% sRGB
Resolution
2160x1350

Function

Audio
Dolby Atmos Speaker System
Fast Charging
Yes
Graphics
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
Keyboard Backlight
Yes
Operating System
Up to Windows 10 Pro or Linux
Processor
Up to 11th Generation Intel Core i7 Processors
Touch Screen
Opitonal

Performance

Battery Life
Up to 17.3 hours
Energy Efficiency
Energy Star 8.0, EPEAT Gold
Memory | Capacity
Up to 16 GB
Memory | Type
LPDDR4x
Power Supply
Type-C 65W
Storage
Up to 1TB PCIe SSD

Production

Availability
2020 Q4
Debut
2020-09-29
Made In
China

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

gizmodo[1]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from gizmodo have found the following***:
True Lenovo fans will enjoy the backlit scissor-lift keyboard familiar across the ThinkPad line. The keyboard has three levels of backlighting, from dim to bright. The laptop has a full trackpad as well as the traditional ThinkPad TrackPoint nubbin at the center of the keyboard.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous 13-inch screen
  • Excellent keyboard and trackpad
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Dim display
  • No touchpad

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score 89%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The ThinkPad X1 Nano's keyboard feel is the best I've experienced on a ThinkPad. The touchpad is a Microsoft Precision version, making for a precise tracking experience. Windows 10 Hello support is provided by both a fingerprint reader immediately to the right of the touchpad and an infrared camera up top for facial recognition.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent productivity performance
  • Long battery life
  • Solid build quality
  • Good keyboard
Cons
  • Lackluster performance
  • No Thunderbolt 3

laptopmag[3]

Sentiment Score 91%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following***:
The ThinkPad X1 Nano's 720p camera is decent at best. The 13-inch, 2K display is sharp and bright to type on. Ports are limited to a pair of USB-zels, and the keyboard could be thinner. If you've wanted a smaller laptop for everyday consumers, the X1 Carbon is better.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek, lightweight design
  • Strong performance
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No IR camera or fingerprint sensor

notebookcheck[4]

Sentiment Score 85%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 Nano is an extremely lightweight 13-inch laptop with a very good 16:10 screen. The battery runtimes are decent, but the difference between the Wi-Fi test (~10 hours) and the video test (~15 hours) at 150 nits each is pretty substantial. The keyboard offers a precise typing experience compared to any other ThinkPad.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very good 16:10 screen
  • Very good battery runtimes
  • Decent keyboard
Cons
  • No maintenance options
  • No Kensington Lock

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The ThinkPad X1 Nano easily cleared the 4,000 PCMark 10 points that indicate outstanding productivity for Microsoft Office or Google Docs. You won't mistake it for a high-end workstation, but we don't know of any two-pound workstations. The Lenovo finished in the middle of the pack in our processing tests.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek, light design
  • Long battery life
  • Full-size USB-C port
Cons
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port

t3[6]

Sentiment Score 78%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following***:
The X1 Nano is a small, light and compact package that packs a surprising punch. Although it can't handle gaming, it would chew through most modern office tasks without breaking a sweat. The screen is bright, the keyboard is great and the battery life is excellent. The only thing that gives us pause is the price: at $1499 and up, it is at the top of the price range for ultra-lite laptops.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Great screen
  • Excellent battery life
  • Great keyboard
Cons
  • No Thunderbolt 3

techradar[7]

Sentiment Score 90%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The keyboard is your typical chicklet-style keyboard with a pointer button in the center. The Trackpad on the X1 Nano is rather small, with separate left, middle, and right buttons along the top. There are four speakers, two top-firing tweeters and two-bottom firing woofers. Throw in Dolby Atmos certification and you have some great sounding speakers for a laptop.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful Intel Core i7-1160G7 processor
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No IR camera

theverge[8]

Sentiment Score 86%
Reviewers from theverge have found the following***:
The ThinkPad X1 Nano is a thin and light business laptop from Lenovo. The screen is sharper than a 1080p display, and it delivers a nice picture. You can personalize the four-microphone array for different uses, including conference calls. The port selection is also limited, though that's not unique among thin devices.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Lightweight and light
  • Excellent battery life
  • Dolby Atmos speaker system
Cons
  • Limited port selection

tomsguide[9]

Sentiment Score 82%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following***:
The X1 Nano comes packed with Intel Iris Xe Graphics, which is the baseline integrated graphics chip that most Intel CPUs come packed with nowadays. It took 16 minutes and 15 seconds to transcode a 4K video to 1080p on our HandBrake benchmark. The battery life is nothing to be worried about if you need to lug your laptop to and from work.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Bright, colorful 2K display
  • Solid performance
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Lackluster speakers
  • Poor webcam

tomshardware[10]

Sentiment Score 91%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following***:
The ThinkPad X1 Nano has its RAM soldered to the motherboard so there's no way to upgrade it. Lenovo Commercial Vantage is the general-purpose control panel software. As most peripherals, including thumb drives, still use USB Type-A, you'll be carrying dongles.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Svelte keyboard
  • Solid performance
Cons
  • Limited port selection

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Nano Takes the Lightest Laptop Crown. [gizmodo]. https://gizmodo.com/lenovos-thinkpad-x1-nano-takes-the-lightest-laptop-crow-1846309906. 2021-02-24. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano review: This 2-pound ThinkPad is a winner. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/laptop-reviews/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-nano-review/. 2021-02-13. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano review. [laptopmag]. https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-nano. 2021-02-04. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Laptop Review - Less than 1 kg for the Business Subnotebook with LTE. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-X1-Nano-Laptop-Review-Less-than-1-kg-for-the-Business-Subnotebook-with-LTE.517858.0.html. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-nano. 2021-02-10. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano review: a high-performance laptop in a small package. [t3]. https://www.t3.com/reviews/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-nano-review-a-high-performance-laptop-in-a-small-package. 2021-04-23. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
7. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-nano-review. 2021-04-07. Retrieved 2021-04-09.
8. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano review: light it up. [theverge]. https://www.theverge.com/22335874/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-nano-laptop-windows-business-intel-review-price-specs. 2021-03-17. Retrieved 2021-04-24.
9. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano review: This 2-pound laptop is shockingly good. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-nano. 2021-03-15. Retrieved 2021-03-24.
10. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Review: Super-Slim Workhorse. [tomshardware]. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/thinkpad-x1-nano. 2021-03-03. Retrieved 2021-03-24.

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